Week 7: Grim O'Grady

In which a member is mercilessly questioned by the rest of us....for fun!

Postby elko » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:50 pm

Keep them questions coming for our resident Mozzerphile...You have until Saturday night, GMT.
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Postby elko » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:38 pm

Thanks for all the questions so far....here's your last chance to send them in.
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Postby Girl Unafraid » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:09 pm

elko wrote:Thanks for all the questions so far....here's your last chance to send them in.


Mr O'Grady, what do you think of Sabotage?
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Postby elko » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:13 pm

That'd better be some dodgy punk band, and not an 'revolt against the forum' plot :unsure: ???

Have sent the questions, if the answers are as funny as some of the Qs it should be good.
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Postby Girl Unafraid » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:20 pm

elko wrote:That'd better be some dodgy punk band, and not an 'revolt against the forum' plot :unsure: ???

Have sent the questions, if the answers are as funny as some of the Qs it should be good.


Where's the questions been sent? LOL
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:30 pm

elko wrote:Thanks for all the questions so far....here's your last chance to send them in.


Found them, please take the children questions out, many thanks. GU.
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Postby Girl Unafraid » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:44 pm

Grim O'Grady wrote:<!--quoteo(post=34652:date=Oct 6 2006, 11:38 PM:name=elko)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(elko @ Oct 6 2006, 11:38 PM) [snapback]34652[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
Thanks for all the questions so far....here's your last chance to send them in.


Found them, please take the children questions out, many thanks. GU.
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And to the person who said "I love you, do you love me too"?
Considering you're probaby just a child, i would assume the answer would be NO.
I know this forum is acceptable of paedophilism and such, but this is taking it a bit far, eh?
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Postby rubygirl » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:24 pm

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--> And to the person who said "I love you, do you love me too"?
Considering you're probaby just a child, i would assume the answer would be NO.
I know this forum is acceptable of paedophilism and such, but this is taking it a bit far, eh?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Well, this post is also taking it a bit far.
This forum is NOT accepting of paedophilia: I understand such jokes can be offensive or disturbing, but humour can basically serve very well as a defense mechanism - especially on topics that are too painful, too awful to be faced directly. That's why people make such jokes, not because they accept/ endorse paedophilia.
You have the very right to be angry, but then maybe we should discuss removing the joke: anything can be discussed, no need to turn it into something ugly.

So - if this will restore peace, the paedophilia joke can be deleted, what do you all think?
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Postby Girl Unafraid » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:32 pm

rubygirl wrote:<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--> And to the person who said "I love you, do you love me too"?
Considering you're probaby just a child, i would assume the answer would be NO.
I know this forum is acceptable of paedophilism and such, but this is taking it a bit far, eh?


Well, this post is also taking it a bit far.
This forum is NOT accepting of paedophilia: I understand such jokes can be offensive or disturbing, but humour can basically serve very well as a defense mechanism - especially on topics that are too painful, too awful to be faced directly. That's why people make such jokes, not because they accept/ endorse paedophilia.
You have the very right to be angry, but then maybe we should discuss removing the joke: anything can be discussed, no need to turn it into something ugly.

So - if this will restore peace, the paedophilia joke can be deleted, what do you all think?
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Yes I would have been happier had the offensive comment (not joke) been deleted, but I have been told that it's perfectly acceptable to have this kind of thing on the forum (except when I post my own paedophile "jokes" which were a lot better than that one, they are immediately deleted) - therefore I am asking that you do not ask Grim anything about children as I know what your minds are capable of (don't take it personally, I mean as a general forum) and I think some of the questions are therefore inappropriate. I look forward to receiving the amended questions.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:30 pm

I can't find any questions, I would like to see the questions & determine what is right or not rather than be told, so please Elks could you send me the Q's.

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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:11 am

Amazing how when some things leak from one topic to another everything gets really tense- eh?

If there are questions that anyone gets and they are member of the week and they don't want to answer them-- delete them and only the person that wrote them, the person that sent them to you and you yourself will know about it- and its no biggie, they are just silly little questions that internet buddies with comon interests are asking another to add more dimensionality to the caricatures of people that are contained within posts. Most everything said on this forum is meant inoffensively, lets keep it that way.
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Postby elko » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:35 am

Here it is then....the interview you've all been waiting for :D

Who thought of the nickname Grim? Is there a story behind it?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->It was the onset of the internet, I used to just call myself tigger3 (that's my email address although there's a better story behind that actually, many years ago 10 about, there was 4 mates & 1 of us decided to get married, so in a drunken state, as oft we were, we decided on getting tattoo'd all 4 of us with the same tattoo, so after much drunken debate there are 4 of us with tigger from winnie the pooh on our left shoulders, I was the 3rd out of the 4 to be done, so therefore tigger3, anyway back to the original question, it was on Morrissey-solo I'd decided that tigger3 wasn't Moz enough anymore so I changed it to something more fitting, it was grim up north, so that got me Grim & the O'Grady I wanted to have something from my Irish heritage but couldn't use my Mams maiden name because of the security issue (all my bank details etc), so I chose O'Grady instead & it sort of sounded better than my Mam's maiden name anyway, which is O' hey hang on you nearly fooled me there.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

I will give you 3 wishes because I love you, do you love me too? What are your wishes?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I love everyone & thank you for the 3 wishes, ok here goes
wish 1. The Smiths to be the best band in the World ***kapow***
wish 2. Manchester City f.c. be the best team in Manchester ***kapow***
wish 3. That my family & I never stop giggling ***kapow***<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What's your job? Do you like it?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I work for the council & no not really, it's ok<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What is your most vivid childhood memory?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I had a batman cape & I would turn in to him when I put it on, the trouble was I'd run up & down the street & the cape would slip over my eyes, I spent the few months I had that cape looking like a panda every day at school, if social services had been as keen in my day I think I'd have been on the at risk list, I was going to tell you about my blue bunny rabbit, my sisters skipping rope & the open fire we had at our house when I was a child but it's too harrowing<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Have you ever done something so embarassing that you blushed when you thought about it later? What was it?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->Yes, I won't go into too much detail, I'll give you the unfinished picture & allow you to colour it in, it had a lot to do with drinking heavily all day & eating a dodgy curry before staggering off home through Queens park, when I felt a terrific stomach churn & deciding that it would be ok to alight myself round the side of butterfly world (now sadly demolished, I do hope it wasn't my fault) but in my drunken state my trousers did not fully make it past the required position for safety, here's the brown crayon start to fill the rest of it in yourself. I would blush everytime I went past butterfly world for the rest of it's lifetime<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

You are stuck on a deserted island with a Strangewaysian, which one do you choose?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->G.U. of course... I can feel hot breath on my neck, nuff said<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Do you have any fulfillments or goals in life you haven't yet reached?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I want to see The Smiths play live<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Your Smiths/Morrissey record collection, do you display them or are they safely tucked away? Will your kids appreciate them enough to inherit them one day or does that honor go to someone else?!

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->oh good grief safely packed away & if I can't take them with me, I'd like then to go to someone who would appreciate them, I do keep hoping that one day the lads will follow in my footsteps, if not then I'll have to work on the grand kids<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Describe your dream job.

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->to be the svengali that brings The Smiths back together (if only for one performance) & I get to dance on stage<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What sort of things can get you out of your mind? do you lose your temper?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->if I'm tired I can become nowty, certain things that I cannot do that I once could annoy & upset me & can lead to me losing my temper & boy I don't lose it very often but when I go, sheesh!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What part of a newspaper/ magazine do you read first?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->the typical bloke way from back to front & sometimes I can get all the way, on that subject though, since moving up to Scotland the papers up here (quite rightly) have a Scottish slant including the football, so I read less papers these days luckily the Independent is still in english (in football terms).<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

One book that has influenced you strongly?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->The Communist Manifesto (Marx & Engels)<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What should you do with a child who has very bad behavior?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->find out the cause & assist them to understand it, then if all else fails there's always violence - just kidding, what was ok back in my day as a lad isn't anymore but not that it did any real harm to me but neither did it do any good, so it taught me something<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

How should we punish children who commit crimes?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->see above<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What foods do you love? What foods do you hate?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I adore indian food, I just love the whole shebang, the cool beer, the pappadum & chutney starters, the curry with basmati rice & a garlic naan bread, leaving just enough room for another cool beer. Meat is Murder so I hate all dead animal bits of food<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Have you ever been in a fist fight?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->yes, but the only ones I'm proud of have been on demonstrations, otherwise I'd rather not get involved<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Have you ever changed your appearance a lot in a short time? (hair style, hair color, weight, plastic surgery, etc)

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->Nah, I've just grown older & podgier with every passing year<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Why City and not United?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->To be perfectly honest I'm not 100% sure, maybe it was that being brought up in North Manchester it was true then about Blues only coming from Manchester, or thinking back to when I became a Blue late 60's I maybe was just a glory hunter, City was the best team in the land at the time I was getting into supporting football.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

If England would face Scotland in soccer, who'd you root for?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->Scotland, I do not have a nationalistic bone in my body<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What do you think of the UK's political directions under Tony Blair's regime?


<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->I've always been anti-tory & I'm not going to change now, I think if you check out what my most influencial book is you'll understand why, I became a very political animal during the time of the Poll Tax, I even get sent to prison twice because of it, I feel that tory blair is just the acceptible face of the tories, the strange thing is I've always been brought up labour & working class, so the 1st time I became eligible to vote, we only had 3 parties then Labour, Conservative & Libral, so I voted Labour & Labour lost, infact it was the election Thatcher got in 1st time, every subsequent election, I voted Labour & they lost, the time that they did win I voted Socialist Alliance because that was the 1st time I'd had an alternative to Labour, then the next time it was Socialist Labour & bloody blair won again, so I think the pattern is that if I vote Labour they lose, if I don't vote Labour they win!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Your avatar displays a lot of Smiths sleeve pictures. Which one is your favourite?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I tend to change like the wind tbh but 'How Soon Is Now?' will always get a mention & be in my top 5, is that in my Avatar?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

With whom (celebrity or anyone else) would you like to be stuck in an elevator with for an entire day?


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->My 1st thought was Morrissey but I'd be too scared that I might find out something that I didn't like about him or that he couldn't live up to my expectation of him, so who would I like to get stuck in a lift with? I'd go for Johnny Marr, we could talk about music, football & politics, so I guess the time would fly<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Which is your favourite tarot card? Feel free to use an image to display


<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->don't believe in anything like that, I did like tea cards when I was a kid, I remember playing with them at my Grandmas, the old racing car ones where the best but I'd even play with the ones with flowers on, here's one of my favourites Image<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

In your youth, what was the punkest thing you ever did?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I suppose the 1st time I went down to the Factory at the Russell club when I was 15 on my own, I guess there was loads of things I did then that I would think twice about now, in those days I thought I was invincible & perhaps I was?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What would your young self say if he found out you were a hardcore fan of a man who sings about love and handed out flowers at gigs?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->my fav punk band was Xray-spex, very female dominated, I loved the Buzzcocks too & I wasn't that naive as to be unaware of their sexuality, so I guess I went through puberty with Punk & that allowed me a sexual freedom to grow that wasn't complicated by what society says, prior to puberty I was into Slade & Gary Glitter but non of them became sexual role models fortunately, though I must say I've started sporting Noddy-esque sideboards (as My grandma used to call them).<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Who was punker? Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious or Johnny Thunder?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->Joe comes in 3rd for the politics of punk. Johnny comes in 2nd as the daddy of punk. Sid lived & died for punk, long live the king, without punk he'd just be a nobody tosser.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Your lot seem to be a bunch of Morrissey extremists, what's the craziest thing any of Morrissey's Mafia have done in an attempt to reach the man himself?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->Reaching the Man, is not my bag tbh, see stuck in a lift with, though I do mix in circles with those nutters, see the tour reports in the Moz section. Shuggy never ceases to amaze me with his exploits, half the time I'd say it was bull-shit if I didn't know better or had seen it with my own eyes. The Morrissey's Mafia thing came from something someone said on Moz solo tbh, it was crazy there isn't really such a thing but we used it because it was a laugh, though sometimes from daft acorns dafter oak trees grow eh?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

If it were not for Mozzer and The Smiths, what band would you follow religiously?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->pffft-wooh, when punk died I followed the Jam but nowt as daft as I do with Moz, I only saw them when the came up to Manchester, but I did buy all their records. but who would I be buying these days if it was not for The Smiths & now Moz? I do like Oasis, so i'll say them ok<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What's it like being a dad? Do you like it? Do you ever regret it?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->what's it like, well it's the best thing in the world & at times it's the worst thing in the world & everything in between, do I like it? Course I love it but don't get me wrong there's things I'd do differently now given a chance to go back & change things. Do I ever regret it, well no but like I say with hindsight I'd do somethings differently<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What do you do for a living?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->council worker, as I said before, I don't want to go into it because I don't like to think of it when I'm not there<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What birthday was the most difficult for you to handle?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->19th I'd arrived at junction in my life that I didn't like, I'd lost the use of my right arm in January (a Lambretta accident) & that lead me to lose my job (in the printing trade), it was 1981 & not a good period to be going around saying "gissa job" so by August I'd lost quite a lot of hope & was heading for despair & that lead to a silly attempted suicide. I'd forgotten how to laugh. Luckily I found it again when I came round after the stomach pump, I lost over a day of my life that I'll never get back but it made me wake up & get off all the medication I was on<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

What powers would "Super Grim" have?

<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I'd have a pair of shoes that would fit anyone who put them on (even if they didn't have any feet) & they would allow the wearer to see life in anyone elses shoes I chose!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

And that's the lot. Providing she doesn't mind, Grim has nominated Still Ill as next week's victim. :)
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Postby Truman Capote » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:31 am

elko wrote:<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I had a batman cape<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Me too!!! Adam West was my idol.
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Postby chicken » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:31 pm

Truman Capote wrote:<!--quoteo(post=34788:date=Oct 9 2006, 10:35 AM:name=elko)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(elko @ Oct 9 2006, 10:35 AM) [snapback]34788[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
<!--coloro:#3333FF--><span style="color:#3333FF"><!--/coloro-->I had a batman cape<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Me too!!! Adam West was my idol.
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though adam west was not my idol, i had my cape as well!!
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Postby Still Ill » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:01 am

Grim, I'm brave enough to accept! :unsure:
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